This year’s Society annual meeting will take place at Sion, hosted by the Musée de la Nature.
Thursday 10 Nov: RevBayes workshop, led by Fredrik Ronquist (Dpt of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Swedish Museum of Natural History) and Seraina Klopfstein (UniBe and Natural History Museum Bern). RevBayes is a new software on Bayesian phylogenetic inference. It provides an interactive environment for statistical computation in evolutionary biology, in particularly phylogenetics, including modelling, simulation, and Bayesian inference. The workshop will include a basic introduction to the software for beginners and some demonstrations on how it can be used to perform highly complex analyses. The workshop is free of charge and all interested students and senior researchers are welcome. Experience with phylogenetic analyses and with the R program are an advantage.
At the end of the workshop, a visit of the museum will be given by Nicolas Kramar, director.
Friday 11 Nov: SSSDay with plenary lectures, regular and short student talks, the Master Prize Award, and the General Assembly of the Society. Lecturers include Fredrik Ronquist and Jean Mariaux (Natural History Museum Geneva).
The workshop and talks will be given at the salle des arsenaux: details will be given end of September, when the registration starts.